An Oncology Nurse With a Heart Like No Other

Extraordinary Healer®, CURE® Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 16, Volume 16,

A nurse worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that her unit was running like a well-oiled machine.

I would like to nominate Rebecca Farrell, M.S.N., RN, AG-CNS, for the Extraordinary Healer® Award.

Rebecca has been at Fox Chase Cancer Center for only three years, but in that time she has accomplished so much more than one could ever imagine. I have worked in many roles at Fox Chase Cancer Center and have had amazing leaders. Rebecca has always put the staff, the hospital and the patients far ahead of herself. She has a heart like no other.

She is dedicated to the growth of the ambulatory care off-campus teams and instills these values in each of her staff members as well. She encourages everyone to push themselves to achieve professional development and helps them on every step of the way.

Through this past year, it has been most challenging for all of us with COVID-19 and telehealth changes, all of which put a new spin on the way we conduct clinics. She has worked tirelessly to make this process run like a well-oiled machine. She championed the rollout of the Zoom telehealth platform for the entire institution and shouldered this monumental task, all while continuing with her day-to-day expectations on the job.

She has always made the team feel good about coming to work and supports them when they may be having a rough day, when things are going great and along every road in between.

She is a highly respected member within the care team and is the ultimate interdisciplinary collaborator. Patient care and patient and staff safety are always her top concerns. It is my pleasure to nominate Rebecca Farrell for this award.

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